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CPO Director Shares 'Wellness Journey' to Motivate Others

Albion College administrator Jennifer Schreer encourages her audience to "Just start something," a motivational phrase that set her on a path to a new lifestyle. Schreer shares the story of losing more than 160 pounds in a community presentation Tuesday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.

Schreer will present her experience with weight loss as a total life style change and wellness journey. "I was overweight my entire life" said Schreer, who directs the College's Campus Programs and Organizations office. "But thinking about the big picture and wanting to lose 100+ pounds was too overwhelming. I had to tell myself 'just start something' and take one small step. I hope I can help others on the 27th to start their own wellness journey."

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Schreer at or 517/629-0433.

Music Department Presents Saturday Homecoming Concert

The Albion College music ensembles are preparing a diverse and exciting program in celebration of Homecoming 2011. The concert begins on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.

The program showcases the entire music department, from the Concert Choir, Briton Singers, and Women's Chorus to the Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, British Eighth marching band and solo performers.

Senior Beka Kroesing, performing in Concert Choir and Briton Singers, finds the homecoming concert especially meaningful. "I love Homecoming because all of my friends who are alumni come back," she says. "The choir concert has always been a favorite of mine as well, because of all the wonderful music that we do!" Kroesing also singled "Awake the Harp" from Hayden's Creation and "Exultate Deo" by Scarlatti as her favorite Concert Choir pieces to be performed. The Women's Chorus, directed by Karen TenBrink, will perform the Chinese folksong "Jasmine Flowers," an a capella arrangement of the spiritual "Ain't That News," and a piece by Mendelssohn.

The Symphony Orchestra performs a PDQ Bach piece, "New Dimensions in Music Appreciation."

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department at or (517)-629-0481.

A Note Of 'Glee' Comes To Albion

Reported by Paige Narins, '13

Featuring some of the most popular songs in the country, the hit, prime-time show "Glee" focuses on the trial and tribulations of a high school glee club. The show is based on real life show choirs and glee clubs and Albion alumnus Craig Stangland, '09, bridges the gap between the real life and the hit TV show with"Gleek Out: The Real Side of Show Choir" on Wednesday, September 28, at noon in Baldwin Hall's Mary Sykes Room.

Stangland, sales and event manager with Bon Appetit Management Company at Albion College Dining and Hospitality, was a member of the award-winning City Heat Show Choir in Columbia City, Indiana, for four years. Stangland also sang with City Stars Show Choir at Indian Springs Middle School in Columbia City and with Albion College's premiere a capella group Euphonics throughout his college tenure.

Friends of the Albion College Library sponsors Odd Topics are presented on a monthly basis at Albion College. The discussions are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. The charge for the lunch is $5.50 to $7, and reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Albion College library director Cheryl Blackwell at 517/629-0447 or .

'Ritchie Boys' Documentary, Spy Bring WII Espionage Secrets to Albion

Guy SternAccounts of World War II intrigue and interrogation come to Albion via a former spy and an exciting documentary. Veteran intelligence operator Guy Stern visits Albion Wednesday, September 14, in the College's Bobbitt Auditorium. The documentary "The Ritchie Boys" will be shown at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion led by Stern.

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